The Shelagh Delaney New Writing Award, run by the The Salford Arts Theatre, will support new writing by giving mentorship from professional writers, in kind rehearsal and performance space at Salford Arts Theatre and a cash award of £3000.00
The winning play will be fully produced and performed at Salford Arts Theatre alongside the professional mentorship.
- The award is open to those who identify as female are aged between 16 – 25 and are living in or from Greater Manchester
- They are looking for new writing that is not connected, contracted, or committed to any other venue, creative team or producer.
- The new work should not have had any previous professional productions
- The finished play must be an hour long or more playing time however for submissions we will allow unfinished scripts.
- They are only accepting scripts for stage plays and are not looking for adaptations or translations of established works. Original and new pieces of writing only.
- The writers must hold all copyright and other related rights to the piece
28th February 2022
End March 2022 – Shortlist announcement
End April 2022 – Finalists announced
May 2022 – Chosen Writer Announced
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